As humans we are wired for stories because they help us to make meaning in a seaming meaningless world. In the business world we think that we need to get serious, because after all it is serious business. So we stop telling stories. Sit through any presentation and you will know what I am talking about, you get bored to death with data . At … Continue reading Different ways to tell Your Brand Story
Business leaders,Social sector leaders,Brands,What did I find common in them ? I have worked close with the finest business leaders , social sector leaders and brands for over 35 years. This is what I found common in them. TrustAuthenticity You can trust them to keep their word , every time. A brand makes a promise , keeps its promise , a leader has values , … Continue reading What is common in good brands ?
‘Why’ is the first question I ask every client I consult. “Why did you begin this venture?”. I have never got an answer that says ‘profits’ or ‘to make money’. There is a deeper reason. Recently one of my clients Dr Pramod Triphati shared “Instead of being the Doctor who prescribes ‘correct medicine’, or who does ‘flawless surgery’, I chose to be the doctor who … Continue reading Brand Storytelling : Every Founder has a story
It is a mistaken belief the Nonprofit storytelling is all about poverty porn or making people feel bad about the situation of the beneficiaries . You splash pictures of poverty to tell your story. This puts off people and they shut out to such communication. For example to feed people in Ukraine impacted by war you can put pictures of pain or you can tell … Continue reading Brand Storytelling for Nonprofits
When we think of stories we think of children and fairy tales with happy endings . But in the business world stories are serious business. They help you build your brand tribes and create an emotional hook for your customers. What makes a good brand story? What is the key difference between a fairy tale and a business story? It is authenticity . The business … Continue reading Making of a good Brand Story
I know of a animal shelter that cares for injured street dogs . Everyday it puts out a short one minute video story recorded on mobile phone on Instagram. Every video shared has a few thousand likes , it has over eighty five thousand followers. It gets all its funding requirements from this band of followers. Each of the followers is a animal lover and … Continue reading Brand Storytelling: Who is your Tribe ?
Every Brand is a story, every person is a brand . In the digital world we are the stories we tell. Continue reading The New Brand Storytelling Framework
I do it because I want to live while I am alive.
I do it because I have gifts to share with the world.
I do it because I want to die empty.
Don’t find a Job . Find a reason to live .
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The closer it gets the greater is the pain. The further it is the lesser the pain. A war far away in Ukraine is news ,It is disturbing,but it is yet news,we can have our debates and point of view,we don’t suffer,we go to sleep well. When we have a close one stranded in that war ,it is no longer news ,because it is closer … Continue reading WAR IS WRONG
One man Hitler began the World War II , one man Putin has begun the war in Ukraine that threatens to destabilise the world again.
Both wars were begun by leaders who had seen and wanted to avenge and correct the historical defeat and humiliation of their respective countries.
Both of them carried a distorted reality of being a victim.
How this war will unfold we do know as yet but one thing is different from World War II. We now live in a connected world. Continue reading WAR IN 2022 IS DIFFERENT – IT IS SEEN LIVE